Bridgend: Police given extension to question suspects after discovery of two babies' bodies

Detectives have been granted an extra 36 hours to question three people after the discovery of the bodies of two babies.

Two men aged 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child following the discovery of two babies bodies in a house on the Maes-y-Felin estate in Wildmill, Bridgend on Saturday (November 26).

A South Wales Police spokesperson said the force has been given a 36 hour extension to hold the suspects as they await the results of postmortems and forensic examinations, which took place on Monday, to determine the causes of the deaths.

The bodies of the infants were found at an end-of-terrace property on the Maes-y-Felin estate in Bridgend on Saturday 26th November. Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

Detective Superintendent Darren George, thanked the local community for their patience following the significant police activity in the area.

“Our thoughts go out to anyone affected by this traumatic incident." He said.“In addition, I want to remind members of the public to demonstrate responsibility when sharing information through social media and other means. Some information has been both upsetting for people connected to the incident and could compromise the investigation”He continued to say the investigation is continuing and urges anyone with information concerning the incident to get in touch with police.

Superintendent Marc Attwell, from South Wales Police, said: “This is very distressing incident, and we are appealing for anyone with information, to please get in touch.

“There will be a visible police presence in the area as extensive inquiries continue over the weekend and we encourage anyone with information or concerns to talk to officers.”

Steven Bletsoe, who is councillor for Bridgend Central and grew up in Wildmill, said it was "extremely upsetting" and urged anyone affected by the news to contact their councillor or the council for support."It's important that we don't feed the speculation. We need to allow the police to carry out a full investigation so that answers can be found," he said."Social media is what it is. There is already speculation out there and we need to temper that as much as we can."

A forensic tent has been erected near the property in the Wildmill area of Bridgend

Council Leader Huw David said: “This is shocking and tragic news, and the residents of Wildmill are supporting one another closely while South Wales Police carry out their ongoing investigations.

He said the council is offering the police "its full co-operation."

Mr David is asking people to remain calm and avoiding speculation while the investigation is underway.

Anyone who has any information that they think may be relevant or helpful to the police is being advised to report it to South Wales Police, quoting the reference number 399650.